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Tulasi Srinivas ‘Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement
Posted June 30, 2010on:
Tulasi Srinivas ‘Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement’
Tulasi Srinivas is an assistant professor of anthropology at Emerson College and is the author of the book “Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement” (448 pages, 18 illlus., ISBN: 978-0-231-14933-4). Tulasi Srinivas’ book “Winged Faith” has been publicized on the internet and through Columbia University Press with the following summary:
The Sathya Sai global civil religious movement incorporates Hindu and Muslim practices, Buddhist, Christian, and Zoroastrian influences, and “New Age”-style rituals and beliefs. Shri Sathya Sai Baba, its charismatic and controversial leader, attracts several million adherents from various national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. In a dynamic account of the Sathya Sai movement’s explosive growth, Winged Faith argues for a rethinking of globalization and the politics of identity in a religiously plural world.
This study considers a new kind of cosmopolitanism located in an alternate understanding of difference and contestation. It considers how acts of “sacred spectating” and illusion, “moral stakeholding” and the problems of community are debated and experienced. A thrilling study of a transcultural and transurban phenomenon that questions narratives of self and being, circuits of sacred mobility, and the politics of affect, Winged Faith suggests new methods for discussing religion in a globalizing world and introduces readers to an easily critiqued yet not fully understood community. (Reference)
Prior to the publication of “Winged Faith”, Tulasi Srinivas presented her research on the Sathya Sai movement in a lecture and two abstracts entitled:
- “The Body, Sex and the Democratization of Transparency: Rethinking Religion and Globalization through the Sathya Sai Movement”
- “The Truant Ascetic: Transcendence and Escape in the Transnational Sathya Sai Movement”
- “Building Faith: Religious Pluralism, Pedagogical Urbanism, and Governance in the Sathya Sai Sacred City”
As one can see, a more ‘neutral’ title was chosen for Tulasi Srinivas’ book.
For those unfamiliar with Sathya Sai Baba, it would appear that Tulasi Srinivas’ convoluted observations about the Sathya Sai movement are well thought out, impartial and well researched. For those who are familiar with Sathya Sai Baba, however, Tulasi Srinivas’ book “Winged Faith” is poorly researched, highly biased and heavily relies on “former followers” ‘anti’ internet material against the Guru.
To obtain a better understanding of the flaws and failings in Tulasi Srinivas’ book “Winged Faith”, it is best to read the “Notes” section first and then see how Tulasi Srinivas attempted to further and formulate various arguments using those notes.
The ‘Notes’ Section In ‘Winged Faith’ By Tulasi Srinivas
The “Notes” section in “Winged Faith” is very important because it reveals how poorly Tulasi Srinivas researched her information about the Sathya Sai movement, especially in relation to the controversial material about the Guru. Tulasi Srinivas conducted her research into the Sathya Sai movement from early 2001 through late 2009, interviewed Sathya Sai devotees, communicated with former followers of Sathya Sai Baba, made trips to Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram, attended various Sai Centers and made various updates to her book before its 2010 publication.
In the “Acknowledgements” section in her book (ix, x), Tulasi Srinivas said she presented portions of “Winged Faith” to the American Anthropological Association meetings in 2004 and 2005, the South Asia meetings at Madison, Wisconsin in 2004, the Society for Psychological Anthropology meetings in 2005, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Institute for Religion and Culture at the University of Virginia and the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, in 2001.
Consequently, Tulasi Srinivas is no novice to the topic of Sathya Sai Baba and her tattered research cannot be attributed to unfamiliarity with the Sathya Sai movement. The following references were taken from the “Notes” section in “Winged Faith” with critiques and comments made by Gerald Moreno.
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 74; Page 373: Tulasi Srinivas claimed the link http://www.saibaba-aclearview.com/contents1.html was removed from the internet. The link, however, is operable and was never removed from the internet.
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 48; Page 372: Tulasi Srinivas stated that Joe ‘Gerald’ Moreno is a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba. Moreno is not a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba and this information was published on Moreno’s official FAQs Page in early 2005 (just after Moreno first got involved in the Sathya Sai controversy and created a FAQs page). It remains unknown where Tulasi Srinivas obtained her disinformation about Moreno being a “devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba.
Although Moreno runs the largest internet websites exposing the many smear campaigns waged against Sathya Sai Baba by critics and ex-devotees, Tulasi Srinivas never attempted to contact Moreno even once although she cited links to his websites. This glaring fact would seem to imply that Tulasi Srinivas was keener on obtaining ‘anti’ material from former followers rather than obtaining ‘pro’ material from Moreno.
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 33; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas selectively referred to Keith Ord’s allegations of “hugging and genital fondling” against Sathya Sai Baba. However, all other relevant information and details about Keith Ord’s allegations were purposely withheld.
In 1992, Keith Ord (who is openly a homosexual) was interviewed by a Dutch journalist named Piet van der Eijk for an article entitled “De Wonderdoener”. Keith Ord personally claimed that Sathya Sai Baba literally and miraculously transmogrified his penis into a vagina by clapping his hands over his head! Keith Ord made it very clear that Sathya Sai Baba was not a “hermaphrodite”, but that the Guru literally and miraculously turned his penis into a vagina by clapping his hands.
Although Keith Ord talked to Alexandra Nagel about the alleged events in his private interviews with the Guru, he never told her about the amazing (and quite frankly unbelievable) ‘penis-turned-vagina’ miracle that he related to Piet van der Eijk.
If Tulasi Srinivas revealed this information about Keith Ord to her colleagues and students, there is little doubt they would all laugh her out of Emerson College. It is safe to say that academics, scholars, college students and general readers would not likely accept Keith Ord as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement.
Of course, the question remains: Why did Tulasi Srinivas accept Keith Ord as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement?
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 28; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas claimed that Sathya ‘Satch’ Purcell alleged he was “sexually abused” by Sathya Sai Baba. However, all other relevant information and details about Sathya ‘Satch’ Purcell’s allegations were purposely withheld.
Satch Purcell (real name “Sathya Sai Purcell”) claimed after fourteen years of silence that Sathya Sai Baba “covertly grasped” his groin in the presence of his mother while entering the interview room at the Guru’s ashram. Needless to say, Sharon Purcell (Satch’s mother) never mentioned (in her letters to Glen Meloy) that her own son was inappropriately touched by Sathya Sai Baba (nor were any other ex-devotees aware of this information). Satch Purcell kept his allegation a secret for fourteen years until after the death of his mother (even though she was vehemently opposed to the Guru).
Satch Purcell’s entire “sexual abuse” allegation against Sathya Sai Baba is comprised of the following one sentence: “As I stepped into the room, Sai Baba held the door open and pressed his other hand firmly into my groin area and in a very concealed way.” So “concealed”, in fact, Satch Purcell’s mother did not see the event even though she was standing right behind him. The alleged contact only lasted a few seconds and this one sentence documents the entire act of alleged “sexual abuse” that Tulasi Srinivas mentioned in her book.
It remains unclear how many people would actually consider the alleged account of Satch Purcell to be “sexual abuse”. Is this information irrelevant to the allegations against Sathya Sai Baba? Tulasi Srinivas seems to think so as she purposely withheld this information from her readers.
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 28; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas claimed that Ullrich Zimmermann alleged he was “sexually abused” by Sathya Sai Baba. However, all other relevant information and details about Ullrich Zimmermann’s allegations were purposely withheld.
Ullrich Zimmermann is a New Age follower of Ramtha (an alleged 36,000 year-old entity as channeled through the psychic medium JZ Knight). Ullrich Zimmermann originally recalled his alleged experiences with Sathya Sai Baba while drunk at a Ramtha wine ceremony and after the 36,000 year-old entity commanded him through JZ Knight to “teach Sai Baba a lesson”. Ullrich Zimmermann described his experiences with Sathya Sai Baba as “white tantra” and explicitly stated (several times) that he was NOT sexually abused and his experiences were an “honor” conferred upon him!
Ullrich Zimmermann also claimed that Sathya Sai Baba instantaneously cured him of a long-term breathing ailment by materializing oil and applying it to his chest along the “kundalini line”.
And to top it all off, Ullrich Zimmermann actually claimed that Sathya Sai Baba literally and miraculously transmogrified his penis into a vagina (and vice versa) twice simply by snapping his fingers! In addition, Zimmermann also claimed he saw a flash of white light fly out the Guru’s penis! These are the ludicrous (and quite frankly unbelievable) stories that Tulasi Srinivas apparently needed to withhold from her readers so that her smears against Sathya Sai Baba would be more believable.
Furthermore, Robert Priddy (a former follower heavily referenced by Tulasi Srinivas in her book “Winged Faith”) alleged that people who believe in psychics and channelers belong to the “lunatic fringe” seen in cults, ashrams and new religious movements (Ref).
If Tulasi Srinivas revealed this information about Ullrich Zimmermann to her colleagues and students, there is little doubt they would all laugh her out of Emerson College. It is safe to say that academics, scholars, college students and general readers would not likely accept Ullrich Zimmermann as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement.
Of course, the question remains: Why did Tulasi Srinivas accept Ullrich Zimmermann as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement?
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 28; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas stated that “Ulrich Zimmermann’s account was originally videotaped and put on YouTube in mid-2006 but was removed two months later”. Actually, Ullrich Zimmermann’s accounts were first released in December 2006 on Blip.tv and in January 2007 on YouTube and they are still online and have never been removed from the internet (Refs: 01 – 02). It would appear that Tulasi Srinivas failed to update this information from 2006 although her book was published in 2010.
Notes; “Illusion, Play, And Work In A Moral Community”; Reference 17; Page 364: Tulasi Srinivas cited Moreno’s website but misspelled his “saisathyasai.com” domain as “sathyasai.com”.
The correct link is:
Tulasi Srinivas published the link as:
Since Tulasi Srinivas double-checked the links she published in her book (even claiming that various links were removed from the internet), one is left to wonder why she misspelled the link to Moreno’s webpage about Robert Priddy. Would it have to do with the fact that Tulasi Srinivas heavily relied on Robert Priddy’s ‘anti’ material against Sathya Sai Baba?
Robert Priddy (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba who once hailed the Guru as God Incarnate) is an LSD Advocate who has falsely and fraudulently libeled Gerald Moreno as being “molested sexually” by Sathya Sai Baba (Refs: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 05). Robert Priddy also endorses and allies himself with Reinier van der Sandt, the ExBaba webmaster who has similarly libeled Gerald Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. If Robert Priddy has the temerity to publicly disperse falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels against Gerald Joe Moreno, what other falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels is Robert Priddy peddling against Sathya Sai Baba? Even more disturbing is Robert Priddy’s brazen acts of screencap fraud, pseudo-moralism, DMCA deceit, disgusting lie about Joy Thomas, ridiculous proxy IP accusations, fraudulently impersonating an official Sathya Sai Organization domain, and the laughable Sheila-Waring lie.
This is the type of con artist that Tulasi Srinivas deemed credible and reliable enough to cite in her book “Winged Faith” against Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement (see 361:43; 364:17; 364:25; 370:6; 371:24; 372:49: 376:20).
Notes; “Illusion, Play, And Work In A Moral Community”; Reference 13; Page 364: Tulasi Srinivas claimed “the Sathya Sai Organization uses the concept of leela fairly freely to describe the queue system and other organizational systems at Puttaparthi”. Tulasi Srinivas supported this absurd argument by saying that some Sathya Sai devotees believed the queue and other organizational systems at Puttaparthi were “leelas” (page 165). The Sathya Sai Organization has never made the claims that Tulasi Srinivas attributed to them. Tulasi Srinivas uses the terms “Sathya Sai devotees” and “Sathya Sai Organization” interchangeably although they are not the same and often makes blanket arguments against the entire Sathya Sai Organization based on the views of a few Sathya Sai devotees. This type of generalizing and false association is intellectually dishonest.
Notes; “Deus Loci”; Reference 5; Pages 358 & 359: Tulasi Srinivas made several profound errors about Robert Taliaferro Brooke (a former follower of Sathya Sai Baba and a fundamentalist Christian).
Tulasi Srinivas said, “One could argue that Tal Brooke was a spiritual tourist for the twenty odd years he was a Sathya Sai devotee.” In actuality, Tal Brooke was a Sathya Sai devotee for about four years, not “twenty odd years” as erroneously and falsely claimed by Tulasi Srinivas.
Tulasi Srinivas also claimed that Tal Brooke wrote “several books about the wonders of Sathya Sai Baba”. When Tal Brooke was a Sathya Sai devotee, he wrote a manuscript entitled “The Amazing Advent”. Sathya Sai Baba did not bless Tal Brooke’s manuscript and it was never published. Tal Brooke never wrote “several books” about the “wonders of Sathya Sai Baba”.
Tal Brooke published his first book (which was critical of Sathya Sai Baba) in 1976 under the title “Lord Of The Air”. It was republished in 1979 as “Sai Baba, Lord Of The Air”, renamed “Avatar of Night” in 1982 with a reprint in 1984, was renamed “Lord Of The Air: Tales of a Modern Antichrist” in 1990 and reprinted again as “Avatar of Night” in 1999.
Therefore, where exactly did Tulasi Srinivas obtain her complete disinformation regarding Tal Brooke? It baffles the mind that an academic and scholar like Tulasi Srinivas would publish such blatant distortions of the truth although she conducted nine years of research into the Sathya Sai movement (in which Tal Brooke figures prominently as a critic since 1976).
Notes; “Becoming God”; Reference 66; Page 358: Tulasi Srinivas referenced Kyra Kitts (a former follower of Sathya Sai Baba) but omitted all relevant information about her.
Kyra Kitts had her own website (“kyrakitts.net”, which is no longer online) for close to five years in which she solicited herself as a psychic, clairvoyant and spiritual healer who could perform in-person and long-distance healings. Kyra Kitts claimed to have been “overtly psychic since approximately age eleven” and claimed that H. H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche began appearing to her in inner visions and spoke to her in Tibetan. She also claimed that Sathya Sai Baba appeared to her in a semi-awake/semi-asleep vision that radically changed her life.
When Kyra Kitts visited Sathya Sai Baba in India, she claimed being tormented with “bizarre sexual thoughts”, even in the Guru’s presence. Kyra Kitts claimed that while walking by the meditation bench behind the mandir, she psychically perceived Sathya Sai Baba “in his room masturbating, looking out his window, and laughing at the crowd”. Kyra Kitts said that Sathya Sai Baba looked like a “Fijian gorilla” and referred to the Guru as “Sai Bob, sex cowboy”. Kyra Kitts has/had numerous, chronic, physical ailments that affected her mentally (admittedly) for many years.
If Tulasi Srinivas revealed this information about Kyra Kitts to her colleagues and students, there is little doubt they would all laugh her out of Emerson College. It is safe to say that academics, scholars, college students and general readers would not likely accept Kyra Kitts as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement.
Of course, the question remains: Why did Tulasi Srinivas accept Kyra Kitts as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement?
Notes; “Becoming God”; Reference 24; Pages 353 & 354: Tulasi Srinivas cited Kevin R. D. Shepherd as a “biographer of Shirdi Sai Baba”. Kevin R. D. Shepherd is a vanity self-publisher who admitted he is not an academic and who admitted he dropped out of school at the age of fifteen. Kevin R. D. Shepherd is also a malicious critic of Sathya Sai Baba who has ridiculously accused the Guru of being “closely allied with terrorists” and who fanatically accused Moreno of being an “internet hit man” and an “internet terrorist” (Ref). This is the type of person that Tulasi Srinivas deemed credible enough to cite as a reference in her book.
Notes; “Introduction”; Reference 25; Page 349: Tulasi Srinivas attempted to malign a music group devoted to Sathya Sai Baba named “Lightstorm” and claimed they were “controversially named”. Tulasi Srinivas supported this argument by saying, “A former devotee indicated that Lightstorm was a kind of marijuana.”
Moreno emailed Lightstorm on June 23rd 2010 and asked them if there was any truth to the rumor that their name was chosen because it was associated with marijuana. On June 24th 2010, Moreno received an email that stated:
“Dear Atmaself, Joe – No TRUTH in that at all. The name came as a vision and then an actual lightning storm right after. Whoever told you the lie is crazy! I (Johnima) never took drugs of any kind, this body does not even like or take aspirins. Love & Light – Lightstorm ”
Why didn’t Tulasi Srinivas extend two minutes out of nine years of research to contact Lightstorm about the story behind their name? Why would an academic and scholar publish rumors and gossips if not with an ulterior motive to smear and malign?
On the official White House and Drug Policy website one can find an exhaustive list of street names for marijuana. “Lightstorm” is not included in the list although “Bubble Gum”, “African”, “Airplane”, “Astro Turf”, “Babysitter”, “Broccoli”, “Christmas Tree”, “Flower”, “Garbage”, “Giggle”, “Hawaiian”, “Northern Lights” and “Red Cross” are.
Moreno found a marijuana reference for Purple Lightstorm, which is also known as “Purple Cannabis” and “Lightstorm BX1”. Needless to say, the music group Lightstorm did not name their group “Purple Lightstorm” or “Lightstorm BX1”.
Would Tulasi Srinivas accuse the national Red Cross of being “controversially named” because “Red Cross” happens to be a known name for marijuana (with that name being listed on the official White House and Drug Policy website)? Apparently so.
It is exactly these types of shallow, trivial and mean-spirited jabs that call into question Tulasi Srinivas’ alleged ‘neutrality’ and so-called ‘research’. Tulasi Srinivas rather publish rumors and gossips from former followers rather than doing two minutes of footwork herself.
This type of biased behavior is not what one would expect from a credible and neutral academic.
Notes; “Introduction”; References 19 & 20; Page 349: Tulasi Srinivas cited India Today’s ‘Test Of Faith – A God Accused’ and Paul Lewis’ article ‘The Indian Living God, the Pedophilia Claims, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ against Sathya Sai Baba.
Purposely suppressed, however, is the fact that former followers boasted about accomplishing these media exposures themselves.
About the India Today article, Hari Sampath (a former follower) said: “I had initiated and organized about 70 % of the major media stories on Sai Baba, including The Times, India Today, the Danish documentary, Salon.com and several others.”
About the India Today article, Barry Pittard (a former follower) said: “In 2000, I was a member of a small international group of former devotees which ran a number of potent exposure operations. In one of these, we got a 10-page cover story (December 4, 2000) in the prestigious mass circulation weekly magazine India Today. In eleven languages, millions of Indians read this publication, which is somewhat like a Time or Newsweek magazine for India and Indians abroad.”
About Paul Lewis’s article, Sanjay Dadlani (a former follower) said: “What you morons fail to realise is that these things take months of planning and co-ordinated research, especially by journalists and reporters of prestigious newspapers (such as the Times, Daily Telegraph, Australian Age, etc etc) who tend to go off and do their own research in the hope of turning up something new. We already knew about this issue months before the date of publication of course. In fact it was mooted as a front-page story, but at the last minute a development in a legal issue involving PM Tony Blair took precedence and the Sai Baba article was moved to Page 3. No matter, open the paper and it all goes BOOM! in your face … Sorry I couldn’t take part while I was busy participating in this development … Nice picture of the old faggot riding in his ridiculous golf buggy by the way. ;-) … We run the Exposé and the Exposé continues.” (Reference)
India Today and Paul Lewis knowingly withheld their behind-the-scenes collaboration with former followers. Is this information irrelevant to the Sathya Sai controversy? Tulasi Srinivas seems to think so as she purposely withheld this information from her readers.
Notes; “Becoming God”; References 22 & 23; Pages 353 & 355: Tulasi Srinivas published (several times) that Brian Steel claimed “to be neither a devotee or former devotee” of Sathya Sai Baba.
Nevertheless, Tulasi Srinivas actually confirmed that Brian Steel “was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba from the early 1980s” to 2000 (pages 255 & 256). Why did Tulasi Srinivas attempt to convince (some would say “con”) her readers into believing that Brian Steel was “neither a devotee or former devotee” when she already documented his sixteen years of devotion to Sathya Sai Baba? It would appear that Tulasi Srinivas attempted to dupe readers into believing that Brian Steel was ‘neutral’ so that she could justify her heavy reliance on his ‘anti’ material (see 351:3; 353:18; 353:23; 354:29; 355:35; 355:42; 358:63; 361:51; 361:53; 371:17; 372:38; 372:39).
In Brian Steel’s book “The Powers of Sathya Sai Baba”, he wrote that he conducted worship and bhajans (devotional singing) with other Sai devotees in his house when he was a Sathya Sai devotee. Brian Steel even claimed that vibuthi (sacred ash) miraculously manifested from one of his pictures of Sathya Sai Baba that he worshipped and kept in his house.
Would a “non-former-devotee” conduct devotional singing in his house while worshipping pictures of Sathya Sai Baba, as Brian Steel did? Would a “non-former-devotee” write several books praising and eulogizing Sathya Sai Baba, as Brian Steel did? Brian Steel is even listed on Robert Priddy’s “Ex-office-bearers” webpage as being a Sathya Sai devotee from 1984 – 2000. Apparently, these obvious facts were casually dismissed by the academic and scholar Tulasi Srinivas (although she heavily cited Brian Steel’s ‘anti’ material in her book “Winged Faith”).
Tulasi Srinivas claimed she communicated with Brian Steel from 2006 – 2008 and actually had the audacity to say that Brian Steel’s alignment with former followers “might be involuntary”. Rubbish!
It is disconcerting that Tulasi Srinivas is attempting to peddle her biased research as “credible”, “neutral” and “intellectual” to unsuspecting academics, scholars, college students and general readers.
Tulasi Srinivas heavily cited Barry Pittard (a former follower) in “Winged Faith” (see 358:64; 372:30; 371:31; 371:36; 372:58) but purposely withheld all relevant information about him and his many smear and defamation campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba and Sathya Sai devotees.
Barry Pittard is a malicious propagator of Robert Priddy’s falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels against Gerald Joe Moreno. Barry Pittard also endorses and allies himself with Reinier van der Sandt, the ExBaba webmaster who has similarly libeled Gerald Joe Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. If Barry Pittard endorses and supports falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels against Gerald Joe Moreno, what other falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels is he peddling against Sathya Sai Baba? Barry Pittard also accused a high-ranking Sathya Sai devotee of running a pedophile ring from his first-class apartment over looking Central Park in New York (Ref) and purposely misrepresented the former US State Department advisory by claiming they had “named Sathya Sai Baba re Pedophile Allegations”, a bold-faced untruth (Ref). Barry Pittard has also lied about there being 100 affidavits against Sathya Sai Baba, been accused of impropriety, fraudulently claimed to be a Professor, incited Islamic terrorists to kill Jews and Sathya Sai devotees at Puttaparthi, purposely ignores and suppresses relevant facts about BBC interviewee Alaya Rahm and been exposed for his pseudo-moralism.
Had Tulasi Srinivas contacted Moreno, she could have easily obtained this information that calls into question the alleged credibility of Barry Pittard. It would also appear that Tulasi Srinivas read Moreno’s webpages about Barry Pittard (since she cited links to Moreno’s website) but decided to purposely suppress this relevant information about him.
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, and Power”; Reference 37; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas cited Serguei Badaev (a former follower) in “Winged Faith” but purposely withheld all relevant information about him. Moreno’s articles about Serguei Badaev reveals Badaev’s clear bias, antagonism and poor research against Sathya Sai Baba.
Tulasi Srinivas cited Conny Larsson (a former follower) in “Winged Faith” but purposely withheld all relevant information about him and his many smear and defamation campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba and Sathya Sai devotees. Tulasi Srinvas said that Conny Larsson was a “spiritual teacher” (page 256), which is a gross over-simplification of known facts.
Bi-Sexual Conny Larsson is peddling himself as a self-proclaimed Prophet and psychic trance channeler for Maharishi Vyasa. Conny Larsson’s “trance medium” claims were even published in a national Swedish newspaper (‘Norrlandska Socialdemokraten’) under the title Medium drog full hus (English: “Medium Draws Full House”), which documented a couple of ‘trance channeling’ demonstrations by Conny Larsson.
Robert Priddy and Kevin R. D. Shepherd attempted to defend Conny Larsson and were subsequently silenced by two scathing responses by Moreno entitled “Kevin Shepherd & Psychic Medium Conny Larsson” and “Conny Larsson Admits To Psychic Fraud”.
Conny Larsson claims he is a Psychic Healer and Spirit-Medium who uses crystal pendulums to diagnose disorders, blockages and ills in other’s auras (Ref). Conny Larsson also sells himself as a Meditation Guru, Spirituality & Yoga Master, Bhajan Leader, Mantra Guru, Vedic Master, etc. Conny Larsson is the founder of vedicmasterclass.org and heartandsoulexpo.com, which solicits the services of numerous psychics, mediums, channelers and New Age healers (many who have gurus and alleged “angel” contacts).
Even more disturbing is the fact that Conny Larsson self-disclosed his psychiatric diagnosis (made by a psychiatrist) of him being “psychoinfantile”, which is also known as Histrionic Personality Disorder. Conny Larsson has also been very open about his bisexuality, which was published in Swedish newspapers by various journalists.
Apparently, if you hear voices in your head, channel Vyasa, perform trance healings, converse with dead people, channel the spirits of dead animals, hold negative views about Sathya Sai Baba, perform séances and have been officially diagnosed with a psychiatric personality disorder, give Tulasi Srinivas a call because you might be her next credible reference against Sathya Sai Baba.
If Tulasi Srinivas revealed this information about Conny Larsson to her colleagues and students, there is little doubt they would all laugh her out of Emerson College. It is safe to say that academics, scholars, college students and general readers would not likely accept Psychic Medium Conny Larsson as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement.
Of course, the question remains: Why did Tulasi Srinivas accept Conny Larsson as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement?
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, and Power”; Reference 40; Page 372: Tulasi Srinivas cited PhD Timothy Conway in “Winged Faith” but purposely withheld all relevant information about him.
Although Timothy Conway can often be seen attempting to present himself as a rational and logical voice against Sathya Sai Baba, he is a true believer and promoter of Gurus , Mystics , Enlightened Masters , psychics   , levitation , bi-location , miracles , remote-viewing , elementals, meditation  , paranormal powers , aliens  , rebirth  , reincarnation  , karma , oracles , I-Ching , sensitives  , channelers  , astrology , astrologists , palm-reading , non-duality , etc. (the list goes on and on).
For example, if you are looking for an answer to a difficult problem, Timothy Conway PhD suggested the following solutions:
“Ask God (Spirit, the one God-Self) for guidance and for some kind of ‘omen’ or ‘sign,’ if needed, to proceed in a certain direction (i.e., making choice A, B, C or whatever). Be willing to wait several days or weeks (or, in some cases, months or even years for this guidance to manifest)…Use an oracle, such as the I Ching (Book of Changes). More simply, you can ask for Divine Guidance and then flip a coin–with heads meaning one choice, tails meaning the other choice. If you like, flip it 10 times and see if a clear pattern emerges. You might say, ‘Well, how the coin flips is simply due to chance.’ Perhaps. But one can also trust that there is a deeper Principle behind everything that happens, and you can ask this Divine Guiding Intelligence to show you an answer via the coin-tossing process. Alternatively, you can create a slightly more sophisticated oracle of your own by getting out 3 or 4 pieces of paper. Then write ‘yes’ on one, ‘no’ on another, ‘wait’ on a third piece of paper, and, if you like, ‘wrong question’ on the fourth piece of paper. Then turn them face down, scramble them up, and pick one of the 3 or 4 pieces of paper to get guidance this way…You can also consult a psychic ‘sensitive’ and/or an astrologer or a palmist (Indian jyotish astrology followed by Western astrology seem to be the most accurate astrology systems. And, curiously, palmistry and astrology seem to complement each other as different methods for getting to the same ‘karmic’ information on the soul’s mission, destiny, strengths and vulnerabilities).” (Reference)
Timothy Conway also believed and endorsed (Ref) the alleged experiences of Shirlи Klein-Carsh, a so-called “Indigo” (an alleged extraterrestrial alien who voluntarily incarnates on Earth). Shirlи Klein-Carsh claimed she was psychologically, spiritually and artistically guided by a cleverly disguised Alien from Sirius who worked as an electronics repairman in a second-hand shop. Timothy Conway said:
“This is a fascinating study of someone with sensitivities hardly dreamed of by most persons. Other books present the carefully presented and reasoned case for the existence of inter-dimensional aliens interacting with humans. This book goes straight into the mystery and wonder of the human-alien contact.” (Reference)
Timothy Conway also attempted to argue that if Sathya Sai Baba possesses genuine paranormal powers, he could easily “warp spacetime” by creating an “insular interdimensional environment” where he could engage in abuse without easy detection (just as aliens are alleged to do through alien abductions: Ref)!
If Tulasi Srinivas revealed this information about PhD Timothy Conway to her colleagues and students, there is little doubt they would all laugh her out of Emerson College. It is safe to say that academics, scholars, college students and general readers would not likely accept Timothy Conway as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement.
Of course, the question remains: Why did Tulasi Srinivas accept Timothy Conway as a credible and reliable reference in relation to Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai movement?
Notes; “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth, And Power”; Reference 28; Page 371: Tulasi Srinivas made reference to the BBC documentary ‘Secret Swami’ and the allegations of sexual abuse by Alaya Rahm. However, all other relevant information and details about Alaya Rahm’s allegations were purposely withheld.
In “Response To Form Interrogatories” in Alaya Rahm’s self-dismissed lawsuit against the Sathya Sai Baba Society (Form Interrogatory No. 6.3, Set One) Alaya Rahm fully admitted he had been a daily user of illegal street drugs and alcohol from 1995 to 2005. Consequently, during Alaya Rahm’s “Divine Downfall” and India Today Anti-Sai interviews and during the filming of the BBC Documentary “Secret Swami” and the “Seduced By Sai Baba” Danish Documentary, Alaya Rahm was under the influence of illegal street drugs and alcohol while relating his alleged sexual encounters with Sathya Sai Baba. This crucial information wholly undermines Alaya Rahm’s credibility and irreparably compromises the integrity of his claims. Needless to say, Alaya Rahm’s alcoholism and drug addiction have been purposely suppressed from the general public by former followers, the Rahm Family, Tanya Datta, the BBC and Tulasi Srinivas (Ref).
In pretrial discovery, Alaya Rahm claimed he suffered no psychological trauma that would have required medical or psychiatric care. Alaya identified no psychologist who had ever examined him and his parents never had Alaya undergo psychological counseling despite their repeated and boisterous claims that Alaya was “seriously sexually molested”. The only help that Alaya obtained was a three day seminar from the Landmark Forum on “Empowerment, self help and personal growth” that cost $795 in June 2005 (five years after his alleged abuse and five months after he filed his lawsuits)! It would appear that Al & Marisa Rahm (the parents) were incredibly negligent in getting psychological help for their “seriously sexually molested” son.
Supporting Alaya Rahm’s involvement with illegal street drugs and drug addicts is a secondary court case in November 2007 where Alaya Rahm testified on behalf of his friend Valdez T Woods, who was arrested and convicted for possession of crack cocaine and marijuana with the intent to deliver (PDF Reference). As a matter of fact, Valdez T Woods was arrested within a mile of Alaya Rahm’s then current residence (as revealed in official court records). Alaya Rahm was identified as a “friend and associate” of drug dealer and drug addict Valdez T Woods.
In Alexandra Nagel’s paper entitled “Sai Baba as Shiva-Shakti: a Created Myth? Or?”, Alaya Rahm personally told Alexandra Nagel that Sathya Sai Baba had literally and miraculously transmogrified his penis into a vagina on two separate occasions by blowing on his fingers! These are the ludicrous (and quite frankly unbelievable) stories that Tulasi Srinivas apparently needed to withhold from her readers so that her smears against Sathya Sai Baba would be more believable.
Former followers have resorted to secrecy, concealment and strategies of silence regarding these facts and adamantly refuse to publicly discuss them (which they have similarly done in association with Conny Larsson’s ‘trance medium’ claims). Apparently, Tulasi Srinivas is following in the footsteps of former followers.
Tulasi Srinivas’ Serious And Potentially Libelous Assertions
In the chapter “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth and Power” (page 256), Tulasi Srinivas published serious and potentially libelous information against Stephen Carthew and Terry Gallagher by claiming Sathya Sai Baba initiated “sexual healing” and “genital oilings” on them. This is totally false information and it cannot be traced to any verifiable references. Tulasi Srinivas cited Alexandra Nagel’s paper “A Guru Accused” to support her assertions although Carthew and Gallagher’s names are not mentioned in Alexandra Nagel’s article. On June 26th 2010, Moreno emailed both Columbia University Press and Tulasi Srinivas and requested the correct reference to support the assertions made about Stephen Carthew and Terry Gallagher. To date, Moreno has not received a reply from either Columbia University Press or Tulasi Srinivas.
‘Winged Faith’ – Too Many Errors To List
The following seven examples are provided to give readers a better idea into Moreno’s contention that the list of errors, inaccuracies, misrepresentations and subjective inferences in Tulasi Srinivas’ book “Winged Faith” are simply too numerous to list:
- In the introduction to “Winged Faith” (page 9) Tulasi Srinivas claimed that Sathya Sai Baba’s materialization of vibuthi established himself in association with Shirdi Sai Baba, whom Tulasi Srinivas alleged “also materialized vibuthi for his followers”. Needless to say, Shirdi Sai Baba never “materialized” vibuthi for his followers. Rather, Shirdi Sai Baba took ash from his dhuni (sacrificial fire) and gave it to his followers to effect various cures.
- In the chapter “Becoming God” (page 59, figure 1.1), Tulasi Srinivas published an alleged “postcard image” of Sathya Sai Baba as a young man and claimed the image belonged to the “Collection of Tulasi Srinivas”. The image in question is not a postcard, does not belong to Tulasi Srinivas and was actually taken from the saibabaofindia.com domain without their permission or knowledge (view picture reference here). As a matter of fact, the image in question clearly shows the SBOI’s watermark. Before Tulasi Srinivas published her book “Winged Faith”, an internet abstract with similar content was circulated on the internet that similarly published an image taken from Moreno’s vishvarupa.com domain without his permission or knowledge.
- In the chapter “Becoming God” (page 75, figure 1.3), Tulasi Srinivas published an alleged “postcard image” of Sathya Sai Baba with other avatars (i.e. Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Shirdi Sai Baba) and claimed the image belonged to the “Collection of Tulasi Srinivas”. The image in question is not a postcard, does not belong to Tulasi Srinivas and was actually taken from the Sri Sathya Sai Books And Publications Trust (SSSBPT) domain without their permission or knowledge (view picture reference here). As a matter of fact, the image in question clearly shows the SSSBPT’s watermark.
- In an amusing fit of illogic, Tulasi Srinivas attempted to associate Sathya Sai Baba with the New Age movement (page 20) because a New Age shop in Burlington, Vermont sold Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa (an incense that is not associated in any manner with the Sathya Sai Organization). In fact, Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa is manufactured by Shrinivas Sugandhalaya in Bangalore (see picture reference here). It is a common practice in India for businesses and manufacturers to use the names of popular Saints on their products or in their business logos.
- In the chapter “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth and Power” (pages 253 – 257), Tulasi Srinivas made several exaggerated and unfounded claims about JuST (Just Seekers of Truth). Tulasi Srinivas estimated the total strength of JuST to be “roughly one hundred members” even though Barry Pittard specifically told her the number was “thirty-eight”. In truth, JuST is comprised of only thirty-two individuals (Ref). In December 2004, the “Sai Petition Committee” wrote a response to Moreno claiming that there were only six active members speaking on behalf of the collective JuST group (Ref). Tulasi Srinivas also stated “only two Indian names appear as part of the contemporary structure of JuST” (i.e. Hari Sampath and Sanjay Dadlani). Needless to say, neither Hari Sampath nor Sanjay Dadlani belongs to JuST. The only Indian name listed in JuST’s signatories list is Soma Jeyendren (an Indian residing in Australia). Even though this information is readily available on the internet, the academic and scholar Tulasi Srinivas attempted to peddle her subjective speculations as objective truth. Amusingly, when Tulasi Srinivas first attempted to correspond with JuST members in 2004, they “summarily dismissed” her. When Tulasi Srinivas contacted JuST in 2006 they asked for her “credentials”. Tulasi Srinivas stated that the same type of “secrecy and conspiracy mentality” that members of JuST saw in the Sathya Sai Organization, was present in them as well.
- In the chapter “Secrecy, Ambiguity, Truth and Power” (page 261), Tulasi Srinivas attempted to make the argument that the issues of “secrecy” and “concealment” were central to the deposition taken from Lewis Kreydick in Alaya Rahm’s self-dismissed lawsuit. To support her argument, Tulasi Srinivas enigmatically cited a couple of sentences from Lewis Kreydick’s deposition that were published on Moreno’s website. Tulasi Srinivas cited Lewis Kreydick’s story where Alaya Rahm sat on the Guru’s lap. Tulasi Srinivas pointed out that a lawyer had asked Lewis Kreydick if Alaya Rahm had asked him to keep the story a “secret”, to which Lewis Kreydick replied, “No, no.” (Ref). After enigmatically making reference to this irrelevant material, Tulasi Srinivas took off on a rant about how Sathya Sai devotees “had specific strategies of silence to combat unwanted behaviors and allegations that dealt with the sexual healing issue”. Needless to say, Lewis Kreydick did not in any way refuse to answer any questions during his deposition.
Had Tulasi Srinivas actually researched the material published on Moreno’s website or had she actually contacted Moreno, she would have discovered that Alaya Rahm publicly and openly discussed his story of sitting on Sathya Sai Baba’s lap at the USA Sai Regional Conference in August 1997, which was attended by a couple hundred Sathya Sai devotees from across the USA and which was videotaped and recorded on audio cassettes (Ref). Alaya Rahm self-disclosed this story before he made his allegations against Sathya Sai Baba and even claimed the experience left him in “ecstasy”. Therefore, Tulasi Srinivas’ enigmatic reference to this story in relation to “secrecy” and “concealment” accusations is entirely without merit.
- In the chapter “Out Of God’s Hands” (pages 307 – 312), Tulasi Srinivas exaggerated Sathya Sai devotee’s shopping habits and seemed to defend the notion that the sellers outside Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram do not cheat. In truth, many of the vendors outside Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram do cheat. Why shouldn’t the ashram warn Sathya Sai devotees about the cheating that goes on outside the ashram? Moreno lived at Puttaparthi for almost three consecutive years and he knows from first-hand knowledge that Tulasi Srinivas’ claims about Sathya Sai devotee’s shopping habits are completely biased, inaccurate and misrepresented. Tulasi Srinivas made a huge fuss about Sathya Sai devotee’s wanting their purchases to be free from defects. Who wants to purchase defective merchandise? It is a common sight to see vendors outside the ashram trying to sell worn-out, sun-scorched and old merchandise. Apparently, if Sathya Sai devotees want clean, new and undamaged merchandise, this is a sign of religious extremism and fanaticism, according to Tulasi Srinivas.
Since Tulasi Srinivas was so negligent and careless with her facts and research, how can anyone believe anything she has to say about Sathya Sai Baba, the Sathya Sai movement and the Sathya Sai controversy?
‘Winged Faith’ By Tulasi Srinivas – In Conclusion
In conclusion, Tulasi Srinivas’ book “Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement” is almost entirely unoriginal. The book essentially repeats and recycles many of the same thoughts and observations made by Lawrence A. Bapp, Deborah A. Swallow, Morton Klass, Smriti Srinivas, Antonio Rigolopoulos and Alexandra Kent. However, Tulasi Srinivas took her so-called ‘research’ a step lower and decided to reference internet propaganda against Sathya Sai Baba.
Tulasi Srinivas correctly stated “despite his critics’ claims of malfaesance, Sai Baba has never been accused (much less convicted) of wrongdoing in an Indian court of law” and “nothing has been proven against Sathya Sai Baba”. It is true that Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Organization have never (ever) been charged with any crime. It is also true that no alleged victim (and no alleged victim’s mother or father) has ever filed (first-hand) a basic police complaint, public grievance or court case against Sathya Sai Baba or the Sathya Sai Organization in India. Therefore, it is very peculiar and highly unusual that an academic and scholar like Tulasi Srinivas would publish and reference internet propaganda from former followers against Sathya Sai Baba. This type of questionable behavior would seem to imply that Tulasi Srinivas is biased and that she used her book to push an agenda against Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Organization under the pretexts of “globalization” and “transnational theory” discussions.
Although Tulasi Srinivas believed that Gerald Moreno was a Sathya Sai devotee, she never once attempted to contact or question him. Tulasi Srinivas’ core arguments are based on what she believes to be “secrecy”, “ambiguity”, “strategies of silence”, “polyvalent discourse” and “concealed knowledge” within the Sathya Sai movement. Tulasi Srinivas formulated these arguments by questioning a handful of Sathya Sai devotees about the allegations and then used their few responses (and mostly non-responses) to somehow represent the character and views of the entire Sathya Sai community (composed of millions of people)! Moreno’s open, detailed and direct discussions about the allegations against Sathya Sai Baba posed a direct threat to Tulasi Srinivas’ core arguments (which is probably why she never contacted Moreno in the first place). Therefore, it would appear that the only person guilty of “secrecy”, “ambiguity”, “strategies of silence”, “polyvalent discourse” and “concealed knowledge” is Tulasi Srinivas.
It is indeed ironic that Tulasi Srinivas named her book “Winged Faith” as that is exactly the type of belief she holds in ‘former followers’ and is exactly the type of belief she expects from those reading her discourses about the Sathya Sai movement. Although there is little doubt that the international Sathya Sai movement can be used as an example in “globalization” and “transnational theory” discussions, the numerous inaccuracies in “Winged Faith” solidifies the perception that Tulasi Srinivas’ convoluted and discursive arguments promote mediocrity over merit.
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Leo Rebello Threatened Robert Priddy With A Million Dollar Legal Threat For Defamation
Dr. Leo Rebello, N.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., F.F.Hom, MBA, is the Director of Natural Health Centre, Bombay. He has delivered over 10,000 lectures in 63 countries (including WHO, UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNDP, UNEP, UN-HABITAT conferences), has written 30 books and has been interviewed by the world media.
Due to Leo Rebello’s critical (albeit private) emails about Mary Garden’s book “The Serpent Rising”, Ex-Devotees herded together (as they typically do) and spammed Leo Rebello with numerous hate emails.
Leo Rebello responded likewise and wrote what definitely appeared to be highly confrontive and defamatory responses. However, Leo Rebello wrote his replies privately, without attempting to give them publicity on the internet. Needless to say, Robert Priddy (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba and others) decided to publicly smear Leo Rebello and published selective and private emails allegedly sent to him by Leo Rebello. Robert Priddy purposely misspelled various email addresses (so they could not be identified) and purposely misspelled his own name as “Rob*rt Pr*ddy” so as to “avoid undue web publicity from search engines for myself”. Noticeably absent were many of the emails that prompted Leo Rebello’s responses in the first place.
Going for the jugular, Robert Priddy publicly published Leo Rebello’s alleged emails with Mary Garden and others on the following three websites:
Leo Rebello responded by threatening Robert Priddy with a million dollar legal suit for defamation and:
- Publicly accused Robert Priddy of being a homosexual.
- Publicly accused Robert Priddy of being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba.
- Publicly accused Robert Priddy of having a gay lover named “Ronald Pallas”.
- Publicly alleged that Robert Priddy was suffering from AIDS.
- Publicly alleged that Robert Priddy used bogus email IDs.
- Publicly alleged that he filed a legal suit against AngelTowns and sent copies to the Mumbai Police, Interpol, Euro police and Swedish police.
In emails no longer online, Rebello alleged:
- Robert Priddy was suffering from “schizophrenia”.
- Robert Priddy was a “nitwit”.
- Everyone at ExBaba.com were “homosexuals”, “drug addicts“ or “vagabonds“.
- Robert Priddy wrote a lot of “shit”.
- Robert Priddy wrote a lot of “spam”.
- Robert Priddy was a “buffoon” and compared the ExBaba admin to “deranged gang members”.
- Robert Priddy was a “nut case”, “sick man” and a “mentally deranged person”.
By reading Rebello’s opinions about Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees, one could definitely say that Rebello’s opinions were defamatory and libelous. HOWEVER, what was Robert Priddy’s response to Leo Rebello’s million dollar legal threat?
First, Robert Priddy egotistically challenged Leo Rebello and said:
Robert Priddy: So it is with confidence that I would face Rebello in the Norwegian courts, where whatever reputation he may have will really be destroyed in a sound public fashion (note: I am not under any Indian jurisdiction, of course). In any case, my counter-damages would be considerable, of course, and he will have to face all the costs too. The only problem is, in the most unlikely even of him appearing in this country which I know so well, it would be utterly boring and distasteful to have to do with such an unbalanced person as one can see he is from his ravings and (judging by his fixation on gutter sex language) such an apparently sexually-disturbed individual.
Then what did Robert Priddy do? Robert Priddy immediately and promptly deleted all of his public webpages against Leo Rebello although it appeared that Leo Rebello was the one guilty of defamation. WHY did Robert Priddy (who often makes legal threats against others) cave in so quickly to Leo Rebello’s legal threat? Could it be there was some truth to Leo Rebello’s claims about Robert Priddy?
Gerald Joe Moreno suspects there was.
Gerald Joe Moreno also suspects that Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees sent Leo Rebello highly defamatory emails as well (which would explain their absence on Robert Priddy’s former Anti-Rebello websites).
As a matter of fact, the following email (sent at 2:42 A.M.) from Robert Priddy (which he publicly released and self-disclosed on AngelTowns for years as public domain) provides revealing insights as to what provoked Leo Rebello to write what he did:
Robert Priddy: Dr. Leo Rebello, Having found out some of what you wrote to Mary Garden as according to the new posting on the web (www.exbaba.com), I recognise that you are clearly a King among that broad class of people who are “ignorant and arrogant”. Probably you have imbibed too much of your own urine and other products. I know the whole story of the contorted ayurveda which is now largely ancient superstition from a time when people died not even knowing the actual causes… and you have the temerity to proffer yourself as a candidate for the Swedish Nobel Prize in medicine! Some hopes you do have! One has to chuckle at your supreme witlessness.
You are just a self-promoting parasite on well-known people (Weve seen the promo photos and your sheepish pride such as with the famous like Deepak Chopra, another expensive cheapjack). Who do you think you are to talk about abortion as murder, when you have murdered your own intelligence with your overweening ego and grasping nature… and indirectly share the heavy responsiblity with your absurd brain-washed AIDS propaganda for the awful sufferings and unnecessary deaths of countless AIDS victims. You in your ridiculous rainbow-coloured coat… not a Jacob but a patronising skunk whose words show your lack of normal human decency, absence of compassion and moral stupidity. Besides, the Brahma principle, as you would probably call it, does not enter the human foetus until around 14 weeks, and you don’t even know that!
Never fear, the advance of medicine will sweep away all the detritus of your perverted kind of ‘spirituality’ in the course of time as the race evolves. You most probably believe in hell… so may you be happy in it! With righteous scorn for an all-round indecent priggish and wholly unconvincing ‘man’. And you are being monitored carefully by people you are not aware of. Take good care, instead of mouthing off…(Screencap Reference)
Robert Priddy also published this disgusting picture of Rebello on his angeltowns account.
This is the way pseudo-moralist Robert Priddy typically attacks his detractors.
According to Leo Rebello, he was sent harassing emails from:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald Pallas, who happened to have the exact same IP as Robert Priddy, raising the suspicion that the name “Ronald Pallas” may be a pseudonym.)
- email@example.com (Rienier Van Der Sandt)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Reinier Van Der Sandt)
- email@example.com (Sanjay Dadlani)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Steel)
- RaviChandra@everyday.com (Ravi Chandra – Unknown and raising the suspicion that the name “Ravi Chandra” may be a pseudonym.)
- email@example.com (Mary Garden)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Glen Meloy)
- email@example.com (Glen Meloy)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Conny Larsson)
- email@example.com (Norbert K Hinna – Unknown)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Pittard)
- email@example.com (Unknown and a suspected pseudonymous account)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Unknown and a suspected pseudonymous account)
- email@example.com (Robert & Reidun Priddy)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Priddy)
- email@example.com (Robert Priddy)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Priddy)
- email@example.com (Robert Priddy and/or Randi Godager – “anir” was the name of the root folder to one of Robert Priddy’s Anti-Baba websites and it is unknown why “Randi Godager” would use an email address that resolved specifically to Robert Priddy’s Anti-Baba domain, raising the suspicion that the name “Randi Godager” may be a pseudonym.)
One can’t help to wonder why Ex-Devotees spammed Leo Rebello numerous times under various email addresses. It certainly appears that Ex-Devotees attempted to portray themselves as different people (under various email accounts) and were caught in the act by Leo Rebello.
Leo Rebello’s Original Comments About His Legal Threat Against Robert Priddy On Indymedia (Since Deleted By Indymedia Because Of Priddy’s Defamatory Comments And Due To A Legal Threat Against Them As Well):
REJOINDER TO ROBERT PRIDDY’s MALICIOUS COMMENTS
Dr. Leo Rebello 29/10/2004 08:39
ROBERT PRIDDY (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
AND ANGEL TOWN (http://www.angeltowns.com)
SUED FOR MISCHIEF ON THE NET
For more details contact Dr. Leo Rebello
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.aidsalternativa.org
The topic above is World Parliament and look at what this moron called Robert Priddy is writing. The so-called defamatory emails that he is referring to were all in response to his spamming and mudslinging. I do NOT know this bum personally. Robert Priddy claims that he is a British scholar, who earlier retired from Swedish university and now residing in Oslo, Norway. This 70+ nitwit sometimes writes that he retired as Lecturer and sometimes as Professor of Sociology and Philosophy. Earlier he taught Botany!!! He also worked for Satya Sai Baba and was obviously used by Baba. Hence, he and his insane colleagues have started a website called http://www.exbaba.com in which they say that Baba screwed many of them at Putthaparthy. If their charge that Baba is a Homosexual is true, then Baba obviously knows who are Homosexuals!!! Robert Priddy is one of them.
This Robert Priddy and his other colleagues on http://www.exbaba.com all of a sudden started spamming me in mid-December 2003 and continued till January 2004, till I served a legal notice on them and complained to various authorities.
Briefly the case is: One Mary Garden, the writer of The Serpent Rising, resident of Australia sent me her said book duly autographed, for REVIEW in Indian media. I do not know her personally. Infact, it is her publisher who first got in touch with me by scanning Indian authors and publishers directory.
On reading the said book I found it very disgusting and I wrote to her and the publisher that I would not be reviewing it. Thereafter, the whore unleashed madmen like Robert Priddy on me and they would spam me daily hitting below the belt and I too in turn give them good. During one month, I carpet bombed them with about 40 replies, including a notice to Mary Garden. She kept quiet, but this crook called Robert Priddy continued because no one had challenged him before about his dirty habits.
Homosexuals, as you would know always attack from behind. Since they could not fight with me, this Robert Priddy and “her” husband Ronald Pallas put some webpages on http://www.angeltowns.com/members/tanik/ since it offers free hosting. Robert Priddy is suffering from AIDS, “because AIDS is predominantly a disease limited to Homosexuals” Dr. Gordon Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, Universityof Glasgow, UK (for more details read my book AIDS and Alternative Medicine soon going into 4th edition due to popular demand).
I came to know of this piddling Priddy’s mischief about three days ago and served a legal notice on AngelTowns.com, with copies to Mumbai Police, Interpol, Euro police, Swedish police, etc. Immediately the said defamatory matter was removed and the AngelTowns.com confirmed that offending ininformation was listed for the user called Ronald Pallas IP: 22.214.171.124 email: email@example.com
I did further search to find out whether the mischief of these Homosexual idiots had spread and found that even on responsible Indymedia this man had planted the above libelous comment. This therefore is my candid reply.
Now let us come to Mary Garden’s book The Serpent Rising, with which this nuisance started. Mary Garden of Australia has documented some of her forays into sex, drugs, and vagrancy in that book. Here are some nuggets: Sai Baba, she says, is a hermaphrodite & homosexual – page 44 and talks of surrendering to him – page 16. Then she runs away from him because he played footsie with her but did not call her to his bedroom. She is therefore disappointed and runs away to Rishikesh in the Himalayas. There she gets pregnant from Balyogi – page 203. She then aborts a 4-month fetus (a boy according to the nurse who puts the fetus in the dustbin) in a Delhi Nursing Home and feels it was a murder – page 211. Next she has encounters with Rajneesh in his dark chambers in Pune, etc. etc. The cover page shows Rajneesh working on her. Prior to meeting all these “unholy men” like Satya Sai Baba, Balyogi Premvarni and Rajneesh (her words), Mary enjoyed drugs & sex with older men in Auckland, by the time she was 16 – page 5. Infact her sexual experiments started at a very young age when the neighbour took her and her sister in a hen house and made them do felatio. And such a pornographic book she has dedicated to her two children. The details about her husband are missing.
I received the said book on 2nd December, 2003. After reading it I wrote to her that I was disappointed with her book and I will NOT be reviewing the same since it was semi-pornographic. So, she got wild and pressed into service Robert Priddy ( firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;); Ravi Chandra ( RaviChandra@everyday.com); and these other persons with emails like firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com (I do NOT know any one of them), and they started spamming me till I sent them the following warning :-
—– Original Message —– From: DR. LEO REBELLO To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 12:09 PM
Subject: Robert Priddy — your spam returned
ROBERT PRIDDY Thrice you have said that you have my telephone number. So, what can you do? You also have my complete postal address. So, what can you do? I do not operate from behind post box addresses or bogus email IDs like you. You have also seen my photographs with the Prime Ministers, Presidents and other dignitaries on my website: http://www.aidsalternativa.org So, what can you do? This is your final warning, Robert Priddy. Piss off. Or you will spend the rest of your life in the Indian jails.
Best wishes for your sanity
Dr. Leo Rebello
So, this explains the full story.
Now, what I wish to know from Indymedia is whether they periodically check the violations on the Net or not. This Robert Priddy’s libelous comment on me has been displayed on Indymedia since February 2004. In these months, it must have done immense harm to my reputation. Now, I want it to continue along with this my candid reply till the matter is solved.
Eventhough Angel Town has immediately removed the offending page http://www.angeltowns.com/members/tanik/ that Priddy refers to; I have served a one million-dollar damages claim on them. If Indymedia were to remove this comment and not apologise to me, and/or post other such mischievous comments from some bogus, I will make Indymedia also a party in the defamation case. Other mischief-makers should also take note.
MISCHIEF ON THE NET
Mischief on and by Indymedia
Dr. Leo Rebello 15/11/2004 06:23
One Robert Priddy has put a mischievous comment as under:
Dr. Leo Rebello
Not applicable 15/02/2004 12:36
Against this, I posted a counter comment on 29th October, 2004, at about 2.00 PM. You were also notified on Saturday, October 30, 2004 1:16 PM vide an email. Till today, my counter has not appeared nor have you replied to this deliberate mischief. So, there seems to be a clear violation of netiquettes and I may be constrained to send you a defamation notice and/or institute criminal proceedings against Indymedia if this mischief continues. So, please post my reply to Robert Priddy, immediately. Thanks.
LSD Advocate Robert Priddy loves to reference his libels to other people on the internet. Even referencing his sexual abuse libels against Gerald Moreno to Basava Premanand (who libeled Moreno the same way).
Consequently, if one were to use the exact same standards against Robert Priddy (that he used/uses against Joe Moreno), he would be implicated in a rats nest of allegations that include homosexuality (let us not forget his son’s use of dildos and transvestites as theatrics in his music band and Priddy’s homoerotic dreams), AIDS, drugs, fake names, etc., all supported by a legal threat that sent Robert Priddy packing with his tail between his legs!
David Bailey’s Phone Conversation Transcript From 1999 / 2000
In 1999 / 2000 a phone conversation between David Bailey and Thomas Wiehe was released as an MP3 on SaiGuru.net. Only half of the phone conversation was transcribed and cited by Ex-Devotees and Robert Priddy.
Gerald Joe Moreno stated that is was unknown who recorded the phone conversation between David Bailey and Thomas Wiehe (as the original article did not divulge that information). The dates for the phone call were given as “1999” and “around 2000”. The phone call appeared to be staged and planned because David Bailey was not only prepared for the phone call but the recording started with the phone ringing in his home.
Gerald Joe Moreno transcribed the full phone conversation and discovered why the full transcript was withheld by Ex-Devotees. As it turns out, David Bailey admitted to maintaining absolute silence for 18 months regarding the sexual abuse allegations against Sathya Sai Baba he claimed to have verified himself! What kind of person purposely withholds “evidence” of alleged sexual molestation and remains silent about it for 18 months (all the while allowing his stepson to be alone with the very same guru he alleged to be a sexual abuser!)?
During his 18 months of silence, David Bailey peddled himself as a Sai Devotee, gave talks praising Sathya Sai Baba as God Incarnate, sold his piano music to Sai Devotees and promoted his books eulogizing Sathya Sai Baba as the Avatar of the Age!
In his phone conversation with Thomas Wiehe, David Bailey claimed he lost his job and was only allowed to teach children in a classroom, was prohibited to work in the evenings with children and was prohibited from attending rehearsals with children! Needless to say, David Bailey’s employers obviously had sufficient reason to suspect David Bailey of questionable and inappropriate behavior with little children. David Bailey even admitted he had a “record” but attributed his “record” to Sathya Sai Baba (which David Bailey could not substaniate with any credible or verifiable references, documents or sources). Needless to say, it is illegal for employers to penalize someone for the alleged behavior of an association (how many Catholics would be penalized based on the Catholic Priest sex scandal?). Sathya Sai Baba has never (ever) been charged with any crime and no one has filed a basic police complaint against him in India. Prior to David Bailey’s “The Findings”, there were no known public allegations of “pedophilia” against Sathya Sai Baba. David Bailey even published a fraudulent and anonymous story of pedophilia against Sathya Sai Baba in “The Findings” (Ref).
To Date: David Baily has never (ever) filed a basic police complaint, public grievance or court case against Sathya Sai Baba in India for the alleged “evidence” of sexual abuse he claimed to have discovered. Why not? Why would David Bailey ignore the mandated reporting rules for allegations of sexual abuse when he claimed to have “evidence” and “documentation”? Perhaps because David Bailey’s so-called “evidence” and “documentation” have since been shown to be nothing more than unverifiable and unsubstantiated gossips and rumors.
BAILEY / WIEHE PHONE CONVERSATION TRANSCRIPT
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Hello my name is Thomas…um I…
(Lady) Totally cofused…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Yes
(Lady) Yes, okay Thomas, I will put you through to David.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Okay, alright thanks.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Meditation groups…(unclear: something about running a meditation group for the Sai Organization in Sweden)…one in August and have come to great doubt whether to have it or not. There’s possibility to have it outside the sai organization but I don’t feel like (unclear: words with laughter) So Irene, she was not quite sure, you mention something about Internet, do you have exact address?
David Bailey: If you look up under sai baba skeptics thats spelled with s-k…e-p-t-i-c-s, there is about 130 different aricles put together by a man called premanand. Now Premanand was very close to Swami before Terry Gallagher. Terry Gallagher was an Australian who spent five, six, seven years – and a (whole) day – with Swami. He was closer than I was with Swami. Then when he left, through having found out the truth of what is going on, I somehow became so close to Swami that for three years I was blind to what was going on… because I had been told what everybody else had been told. And then after our marriage we became even closer and became part of what it termed the inner circle. And when we saw for ourselves what was going on and realised what other people who’d been close also had experienced and why they had left, then when we did our world tour last year, it was disasterous… um..with so many things that we found.
We went back at Christmas to discover that everything that we had found was totally true; as soon as we got back to England, we had the fraud squad from Scotland Yard, the British Government’s Foreign Office and the Charity Commissioners waiting for us with major investigations, um with proven fraud in some cases.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: What is that?
David Bailey: Fraud is mishandling of money – and the other thing which we had discovered was this homosexual activity. You know, to start off with we believed was only ..ah.. – shall we say – raising the kundalini within the student. This is what we were told, but then when we realised that it was not… and it was definitely not just Swami – well I have to be open and honest – playing with the students… but asking the student to actually make sexual acts on Swami, including oral sex. It was just ridiculous. And then the students at the college turned to me for help, because this has been going on for years, it is why the assassination attempts occurred… because the students were absolutely sick of him making them do things they didn’t want to do. And I am grown up in my attitudes and realistic to realise that around the world many things happen between consenting adults, but when you are in a position of power as headmaster or teacher or guru or whatever you like… to make your students do things they do not wish to do, is not acceptable, and also in England – as I believe it is true in Sweden – it is illegal. And if Swami were in England he would been put in prison for twenty years.
Now that is my problem because at one of England’s top preparatory schools for children from five to thirteen years old, the Royal family sent their children to this school… and I was suddenly made redundant. I lost my job and they asked me to continue with my job part time only to teach in the classroom – no work in the evenings… even we had performed one musical and they said you may not attend the rehearsals, you can only attend the performances.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: (unclear)
David Bailey: Sorry…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Because of your connections with Baba?
David Bailey: This I did not understand…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: But now you…?
David Bailey: But now I do. Because he is listed as a paedophile and around the world, um I was seen – with Faye – to be going round speaking for Swami. From the police, from the authorities from many countries… they saw David and Faye – and other people too – going to speak for Swami. As a result families would go out to Swami… sons, the young men would be sexually approached and come back, there is even one person in England that has committed suicide and we have stopped another one, we pray, from doing so. But we were seen as agents… you know, that we would be very charming, very nice, persuade people to go – because of my involvement with the college boys so closely, they thought that I was just a provider of his sex toys.
That has now ruined my career in England because I now have a record of being connected with him. Then of course there is the money side of things – that as we spoke, people of course wanted to give money. When they investigated the truth of the hospital, the truth of the water project, the truth of where the money goes – and I have personally have investigated first hand – that the water project is not finished, there are many villages without water – not even connected. The hospital is very badly run and it is just not what we are told at all. Now people do not want to hear this, but this is the truth. This is why Faye and I have moved away. He knows that he will be caught out.
The rings are all bought from Hyderabad and locally in the village, the vibuthi he carries between his fingers in tablets… I’ve seen it, he dropped a tablet in front of me. It is all an illusion, it is all a hoax, it is all one big trick, and so many of us very innocent people have been hoodwinked. Faye and I, with our books, we have removed them from sale wherever we can, because we cannot allow anybody else to go and get involved because of us.
We also respect that many people do good, but it is now time, in my view for people to do good because of good, not because of his name. It is a terrible situation – well Magnus was in tears yesterday. When I started to find this out eighteen months ago I had nobody to share this with and I certainly cried myself to sleep for several weeks. When I spoke to the very close people – I have some very good friends there who know exactly what’s going on – when you get to the inner circle it is a business, that’s all they’re interested in really, but people like Phyllis Krystal, people like Mike Hollander, who have been there for many years, they just turn around and they say ‘If you consider he is God, he can do anything. He can have fraud, sex, drugs… anything. If you do not consider he is God, then of course you have a problem, because of the laws of your land, your morality, your own upbringing and your own standards. And they say David this is your problem to sort out, you must decide that he is God. I said this is crazy, the one that creates this beautiful world that we live in, does not come to this earth and do these ridiculous things. There is NO record in Prashanthi of him doing any healing at all. Any healing that has happened within people has been an internal personal thing, but there are very, very few serious records of this anyway. The problem with the incidents that have been reported before is that either the young men have been so threatened that they have said ‘I’m sorry, I made a mistake’
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Who has threatened them?
David Bailey: Indulal Shah, for example, the Organization, the coordinators. The pressure from people who have been ‘besotted’, people who are so sincere devotees of Sai Baba. They will not accept that he could do anything like this, and they have pressurised the young men to say ‘Oh I’m sorry… I made this up.’
There is a video that Magnus has got, which has been done a year ago, but is now just being broadcast two weeks ago on Irish television done by the television companies from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Ireland, who got together because they are so horrified with what’s going on, that they have produced this documentary for about nearly one hour, not being unkind, but just to say these are the facts this is what you will find. And it has been very, very well put together and what is on that video I have first hand experience of and it is true. It’s very sad…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Very sad…
David Bailey: But we have to be serious detectives. Wanting the truth…I think the first thing that made me question was when there was a question of Prince Charles going there. And because I have played for the Royal Family, several times, I know that what happens with the detectives that goes, you know, to check everything out first. And Prince Charles had written to me about the possibility of going one day. And I suddenly thought what questions will they ask me? What answers can I give them? And I suddenly realized that I was living in a dream world, not in the real world and thats when I started to want the real answers. Like you know what actually happens at the hospital. Not just “oh this is a beautiful hospital”. What happens? How many operations are done. What are the operations? Are all the wards open? There are 750 villages. How many villages have now water. Not just “this is a lovely project, isn’t it good and feel good for being involved”, but what is the truth? And when you start finding the truth, you start thinking, “oh no! oh no!”.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: What did you find about (unclear)?
David Bailey: There is a ward that is still not open. They have not done any renal operations for a year. The money is questionable. With Isaac Tigrett, when the hospital was built, he gave $49 million dollars, well only $34 million went to the hospital. The rest well…it is just corrupt. Australian television did a program on him last year on the hospital. They had found that they were selling organs, etc. The hygiene of the hospital is disgusting. Now I know (name unclear) who is the top anesthetist from Australia who is there all time and he said to me, David you never, ever, ever, ever let anybody come to this hospital because they do not understand hygiene. It is just so sad. We’ve had several incidences where people have been refused entrance to the hospital and who need attention. They say they don’t have the money, but this does not make sense because of the money that I have seen being handed into the office every day.
The problem that we have is that the coordinators will say “this did not happen”, or “this is an illusion”, “this is a test”. It is something that must be addressed. I know that (name unclear) the coordinator for the Russian speaking countries, he is going to speak to Indulal shah and to Swami about this in a weeks time because he has also had many problems. But still believes that Swami is God and God can do anything.
But this is not something that is in the real world. Before I found Swami, I had many, many experiences of people who could heal, people who are psychic who could see the future. And I have experiences of roses, the flowers, just appearing on the table in front of me. So these things were not something that were new to me. I accepted all this. And this is not something to base somebodys divinity on. So what do you base it on? Because over the centuries, the stories have never been like this. And it is only because we want it to be good. We make an excuse for why he does this.
(topic abruptly changes) But This boy is one of hundreds that we know of. Not just one of ten or twenty.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Are you talking about Tom?
David Bailey: I don’t know the boys name, I’ve not been given it.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Ah ha. But it must be him?
David Bailey: Right.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Yeah. I was in puttaparthi in January with him. And now in June with him and we talked very openly. It’s him you mean?
David Bailey: Right.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: He is a very sincere spiritual seeker and very easy to believe. He’s..he…Did you meet him, or…?
David Bailey: Well, I may have…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: he, I mean, I trust him, I trust as a human being. I trust him. We talked a lot and you know you get a feeling. Is he talking truth or is there something behind.
David Bailey: Exactly…
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: I got the feeling he’s very trustworthy yeah…I…I really think so. And he’s uh…He has morality. Which is sound and fine and sublte yet strong. It took him, well he probably told you, it took him some time to decide what to do with his experiences, but when he had made his decision, he goes out in a very fine way, I think, talking to others and hes fine to talk with.
David Bailey: Yes.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: He’s really balanced.
David Bailey: Yes This is very good because if this was somebody who is not balanced it makes the whole thing…well there is a question there. I can tell you that I know many, many, many examples of this. So the students because I was so close to them, just turned to me for help, they pleaded with me for help.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: Did you teach in Sai School?
David Bailey: Yeah, I taught in the College in Prashanti ah for 3, 3 and half years. Not all year, but for periods of 6 weeks, 2, 3, 4 times a year.
Thomas Wiehe of Sweden: In music?
David Bailey: In Music. And I prepared the music for Christmas, and for Gurupurnima and sometimes at Birthday. And so it makes being with the boys perhaps up to 6 or 7 hours every day and I have a very close relationship with them. And with one or two member of staff too. I know exactly what goes on there. When Faye and I discovered what we knew, we decided that we felt it was better to be silent because there are so many people there who rely on him. And thats why we continued with the magazine. Not to stop the magazine but to continue it. To give people things to move on to. Not to change from….(abruptly ends).
About this phone conversation transcript, Robert Priddy said:
Robert Priddy: Comment: It is perfectly evident that the recording was made by Thomas Wiehe, who rang up and who Faye Bailey did not recognise at first. But Moreno chooses to pretend this is a mystery… it helps suggest that this was some kind of set-up… but it was Wiehe collecting information to forward to other devotees who wished to know why Sai Baba’s great favourites – the Baileys, had become disaffected.
However the obsessively pernickety Moreno cannot even understand what he hears, or else he tries to distort by making a clear statement figures “confused”. He was not to know that the lady was Faye Bailey, who knew Thomas from Puttaparthi.
Moreno continues with his puerile attempt to cast doubt on the evidence.
First and foremost: Yet another falsified and fraudulent “screencap” was published on Robert Priddy website against Moreno. See for yourself (click thumbnail to enlarge):
In truth, Robert Priddy’s bogus “screencap” was not taken from Moreno’s official website but was falsified by the con-man Robert Priddy. Moreno’s webpage is set to exact specifications in regards to width and Robert Priddy’s screencap is half the size of Moreno’s webpage (proving it is a fraud)! View Moreno’s Official Webpage Here and compare it to the “screencap” provided by Robert Priddy HERE.
Why Robert Priddy would shamelessly and recklessly publish falsified and fraudulent screencaps against Moreno is a complete mystery. Moreno already wrote about this issue before in his article entitled: Screencap Fraud Against Gerald Joe Moreno
Secondly: It is not “perfectly evident that the recording was made by Thomas Wiehe” as erroneously alleged by Robert Priddy. What is “perfectly evident” is that the ExBaba website updated their page and now claims that the recording was provided by Psychic Medium Conny Larsson. See for yourself:
The relevant text states: “recording provided by Conny Larsson, Sweden”. Consequently, the only thing that is “perfectly evident” is Robert Priddy’s “puerile” guesses and “puerile” research, which he apparently failed to conduct although he wrote about this issue just one day ago! Now there’s something to laugh about.
Robert Priddy continually claims that Gerald Joe Moreno defended Sathya Sai Baba when he believed the guru had sexually abused men. Moreno’s original arguments (all documented on his website) were not “defenses” of Sathya Sai Baba, but rather were objections against Ex-Devotee’s obvious smear tactics and crude behaviors. Moreno repeatedly encouraged Ex-Devotee’s to pursue their criminal allegations against Sathya Sai Baba along legal venues.
Although Robert Priddy ceaselessly blathers about Moreno’s transitional research between 2004-2005 regarding the Sai Controversy (and his former belief that Alaya Rahm was credible), Robert Priddy cited David Bailey as a reliable source even though hypocrite David Bailey feigned devotion and pretended to be a Sai Devotee & VIP for 18 months after allegedly confirming the sexual abuse allegations himself! Nice double standards there, Mr Priddles!
Robert Priddy Is A Con Man:
Needless to say, LSD advocate Robert Priddy has a long and established history of distortions, lies, defamations and libels.
- Robert C. Priddy is a laughable pervert who had the audacity to fabricate sexual molestation claims against Gerald Joe Moreno.
- Robert C. Priddy is a laughable con-artist who published fraudulent screencaps against Gerald Joe Moreno and adamantly refuses to vindicate his claims by publishing full screencaps to Moreno’s vishvarupa.com domain.
- Robert C. Priddy is a laughable stooge who attributed his own computer’s IP to Gerald Joe Moreno.
- Robert C. Priddy is in perpetual denial and publicly defends his laughable SheilaWaring Lie even though other critics have distanced themselves from that controversy.
- Robert Priddy is a laughable LSD Advocate who even cited a Pro-Drug Forum intended for Drug Users to defend his LSD-induced hallucinations.
- Robert Priddy claimed to possess telepathy without the aid of LSD and claimed to possess telepathy with the aid of LSD!
- Robert Priddy is a malicious defamer who was sent packing with his tail between his legs when Leo Rebello Threatened Him With A $1,000,000 Lawsuit For Defamation.
- Senile Robert Priddy stated that Moreno claimed he was sexually abused under his Joe Apodaca SaiPetition.net Submission even though Moreno never made such a claim.
- Robert Priddy is a Pseudo-Moralist Clown who loves to attack others for composite images while endorsing and publishing composite images himself!
- Robert Priddy delusionally claimed that Sathya Sai Baba Personally Invited Him To India.
- Robert Priddy formerly Worshipped & Kissed Sathya Sai Baba’s feet.
- Robert Priddy Maliciously Lied About Joy Thomas and refuses to retract his bold-faced lies.
- Robert Priddy claimed he had a Telepathic Connection To Sathya Sai Baba.
- Robert Priddy documented a Homoerotic Dream With His Former Guru that involved the guru sucking up and swallowing a substance associated with his sex chakra!
- The list goes on and on.
Of course, none of these things are surprising considering that Robert Priddy is an LSD Advocate who is thoroughly obsessed with genital oilings and who relishes projecting his homoerotic fantasies onto Moreno. Robert Priddy is allied with Bisexual & Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson and Child Porn Purveyor RFJ Sandt and Perverted Fetishist Sanjay Dadlani. Robert Priddy is also a staunch promoter of New Age Advocate & Reincarnator Alan Kazlev and Guru & UFO Promoter Timothy Conway (who actually believes that Sathya Sai Baba may have molested alleged victims like aliens are alleged to do through abductions!).
The only people guilty of running “massive disinformation and cover-up campaigns” are Robert Priddy and Ex-Devotees who have attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees & Non-Devotees alike and who have created hundreds of webpages to defame, libel and smear Gerald Joe Moreno. What more can one do but laugh at loud at Robert Priddy and his hypocritical finger-pointing?
Yaani Drucker And How Ex-Devotees Attack, Humiliate And Defame Sai Devotees
From 2003 to the present date: Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy, Asa Samsioe, Reidun Priddy, Elena Hartgering and other Ex-Devotees have systematically, unremittingly and maliciously attacked Yaani Drucker (a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba) although she has never said a single word against any one of them!
Yaani Drucker has silently and courageously endured Ex-Devotee’s mean-spirited attempts to publicly humiliate, defame and ridicule her and her story of RAPE!
Ex-Devotee’s are pseudo-moral hypocrites who continually claim they NEVER attack others and that they are moral, compassionate and ethical individuals who have nothing but sensitivity for sexual abuse victims. Rubbish! Ex-Devotees have created hundreds of webpages attacking Gerald Joe Moreno and have attacked hundreds of Sai Devotees and Non-Devotees alike.
Let us take a look at a sampling of webpages created by Ex-Devotees to attack Yaani Drucker (the following list does not contain attacks from former websites that were online for many years but deleted or changed for various reasons over time):
Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy make fun of Sai Devotees and label their spiritual experiences as belonging to the “lunatic fringe” seen in cults, ashrams and new religious movements. Needless to say, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy adamantly refuse to discuss the lunatic fringe prevalent in the Anti-Sai Movement (especially in relation to Psychic Trance Medium Conny Larsson). When it comes to Sai Devotees and their so-called “lunatic fringe”, Pittard & Priddy revel in ridicule and hate. When it comes to Ex-Devotee’s “lunatic fringe”, Pittard & Priddy revel in suppression, denial and silence.
The following account by Yaani Drucker is her personal story on how a brutal, fearful and violent rape took an unexpected “quantum leap” into self-healing, love and compassion through a transformative spiritual experience she attributed to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
What Is Real And What Is Unreal?
From the unreal, lead me to the real
From darkness, lead me to the light
From death lead me to Immortality
(Talk presented by Yaani Drucker at the United Kingdom Sai Baba retreat, April, 2000, followed by excerpts from Al Drucker’s talk on the same subject)
I would like to share a story with you that is not real, that never happened, and that had no effect on truth. It did however serve me deeply as a wake-up call, as a classroom for discerning that which is real and eternal from that which is unreal and has no power over me. It revealed to me the truth of who I really am.
Fourteen years ago, I had a most intense experience, first incredibly brutal, and now seen as a true spiritual turning point. Up to that moment I had been Sai Baba’s ardent devotee living a simple life as a Montessori teacher, residing by myself, spending 6 months out of every year in India with Baba. Life was beautiful.Then one night everything changed. It was Mahashivaratri in India, the holiest day of the year. I was staying in a Sai Baba center in California. We were scheduled to celebrate with an all-night bhajan the following evening. I was fast asleep in a room adjoining the bhajan hall. It was 3:00 am. It could not have been a more auspicious time or setting.
Suddenly I am jolted into awakening by a threatening voice ordering, “Scream and I’ll kill you.” I feel a knife at my throat, and see a massive menacing figure looming over me. Still groggy I instinctively scream, and to shut me up he pummels me in the face with his fist. I am drenched in blood. He gags me and ties me up and rips my bedclothes off me. In total terror I cry out to Baba to come and save me. Somehow, in my heart of hearts I fully expect Baba to physically appear and dispel this horrendous nightmare that has suddenly overtaken me. Baba did not come. And yet he did. Even while I was being raped, within me all fear and horror of the situation had left. Quite inexplicably I became very calm and to my astonishment discovered an incredible compassion welling up in my heart.
As he was leaving, I managed a muffled, “God bless you.” He hissed back, “God hates me!” and disappeared into the night. I struggled to untie myself and went to get help. The police were called and the man was caught. He had a long criminal history; he had been in and out of jail. And yet, this time something had changed for him. From his jail cell he made a considerable effort to get a message to me. And that message was, “I feel bad about what I did. I’m real sorry I hurt you. Please pray for me.” So, even in that horrible scene God was present and even the rapist was affected. To my surprise, I could muster no anger toward the man. I found myself focusing not on my personal trauma but on the tragedy of the human condition that could lead to such a desperate state.
Although my body was badly beaten and bruised I remember absolutely no pain. Yet, it was not like I wasn’t traumatized or bewildered. I remember walking outside in the night and feeling afraid that somebody might be lurking behind a bush. When anyone entered my room I was startled and jittery, feelings that were completely uncharacteristic for me. In my being I felt tainted and my familiar sense of security, knowing that I was always in the protective hands of the divine, had been badly shaken. My confusion centered entirely on Sai Baba. In my mind, Baba, in whom I had put complete trust and whom I regarded as my savior, had not helped me, though I had desperately called out to him. Why hadn’t he? I kept praying to Baba, imploring him, “Why did you let this happen to me? Please help me to understand.” As I was praying thus, I distinctly heard Sai Baba’s voice gently asking, “What happened to you?” “I was raped, brutalized, robbed, and my very life was threatened” came my response, “and I called out to you, but you did not come!” Again Baba asked, ever so tenderly, “What happened to you?”
Suddenly, I understood. Nothing had happened to me. I remembered one of my favorite passages in the Bhagavad Gita where Krishna taught Arjuna, “You are not this perishable body. You cannot be destroyed by weapons, you cannot be incinerated by fire, you cannot be drowned by water, you cannot be blown away by the raging tempest. You are the indestructible, eternal Atma, the one Self.” Suddenly this mystical pronouncement of Lord Krishna was no longer a conceptual thought but a direct experience for me. My bewilderment, my fears and feelings of abandonment all dissolved in the light of that incredible realization.
Far from failing me and abandoning me, Baba revealed to me the truth of who I am, the immortal Self, and there is nothing in the whole universe that can ever threaten me. I knew myself to be invulnerable, indestructible, eternal. I exploded in joy and exhilaration. What a surprising outcome for such an intense and fearful happening! It turned out to be the quantum leap into the discovery of who I truly am. I am so very grateful. Thank you God!
As one can see, Yaani Drucker’s faith in Sathya Sai Baba gave her incredible fortitude and composure during an exceedingly difficult situation. So much so, Yaani mustered enough courage to tell her attacker “God Bless You”. Later on, the attacker expressed regret and apologized to Yaani Drucker. Yaani Drucker grieved appropriately about her traumatic ordeal. During her grieving process, Yaani had a spiritual experience & insight that propelled her into a transcendent state of acceptance, forgiveness and self-healing.
Yaani Drucker related her personal experience as she honestly experienced it. Who do Ex-Devotee’s think they are to invalidate and humiliate Yaani Drucker and her spiritual experiences and insights?
Ex-Devotees are quick to misrepresent and twist the facts pertaining to Yaani Drucker’s story and systematically, unremittingly and maliciously attempt to publicly humiliate her and her story of rape. Unconscionable! Of course, Ex-Devotees have publicly attempted to humiliate Gerald Joe Moreno with falsified and fraudulent sexual molestation libels (whose refutations can be found on this page).
Barry Pittard is a malicious propagator of Robert Priddy’s falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels against Gerald Joe Moreno. Barry Pittard also endorses and allies himself with Reinier van der Sandt, the ExBaba webmaster who has libeled Gerald Joe Moreno as being sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba. If Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy, Reinier van de Sandt and the ExBaba Domain endorse, publish and disperse falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels against Gerald Joe Moreno, what other falsified and fraudulent “sexual molestation” libels are they peddling on their Anti-Baba websites and Anti-Baba blog against Sathya Sai Baba?
Robert Priddy Attended Sathya Sai Baba’s 670th Birthday Celebration!
Robert Priddy (a caustic critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba who once hailed the Guru as God Incarnate and thereby the Father who sent Jesus, Allah who sent Muhammad and the Creator of the Universe), claimed he attended Sathya Sai Baba’s 670th birthday celebration!
Robert Priddy is the same guy who boasts he is mentally sound with unimpaired memory. Gerald Joe Moreno has written extensively about Robert Priddy’s not-so-Priddy blunders, defamations and libels that seriously compromise his self-professed integrity.
For interested readers, Sathya Sai Baba is celebrating his 84th Birthday Celebration this year (2009), not his 684th Birthday Celebration (as would be alleged by Robert Priddy).
Kevin R.D. Shepherd And ‘The Guardian’ Article About Sai Baba
Further strengthening the case that Kevin R.D. Shepherd is a biased and shabby writer with remedial researching skills is the fact that Kevin R. D. Shepherd referenced a poorly written article by Paul Lewis in The Guardian UK Newspaper entitled The Indian Living God, The Paedophilia Claims And The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards. Oddly enough, Kevin Shepherd made no mention to the Anti-Sai Activist Sanjay Kishore Dadlani who publicly boasted on a QuickTopic forum that The Guardian article was the direct result of collaboration between himself, Anti-Sai Activists and Paul Lewis. Paul Lewis’ biased Anti-Sai newspaper article was in planning for six months. Here are Sanjay’s comments fully acknowledging that the newspaper article against Sathya Sai Baba was a premeditated, concerted and deliberate Anti-Sai-Baba hack job:
Sanjay Dadlani: “Want to talk about blindness? I warned you fools about this months ago, but you’re way too thick to pick up the hints. I even warned you months in advance about the BBC movie, and you were too thick to pick up the hints about that too. Nothing has changed even two years later. :-)” (Reference)
Indeed, on April 24th 2006, Sanjay Kishore Dadlani specifically gave a warning about a coming Anti-Sai exposure in November regarding the UK Sai Youth Group traveling to Puttaparthi and sexual abuse claims. On the SSB2 Yahoo Group, Sanjay said:
Sanjay Dadlani: “Sai Baba, male-rapist extraordinaire, has been drooling for TWO YEARS expecting the entire UK Youth contingent to travel to Puttaparthi and satisfy his perverted sexual cravings. It’s all going down this November. Details to follow” (Reference).
Just as Sanjay Dadlani predicted, come November (six months later), Paul Lewis published an article in The Guardian newspaper about (you guessed it) the UK Sai Youth Group traveling to Puttaparthi and sexual abuse claims. Coincidence? I think not.
More admissions from Sanjay Dadlani on QuickTopic:
Sanjay Dadlani: “What you morons fail to realise is that these things take months of planning and co-ordinated research, especially by journalists and reporters of prestigious newspapers (such as the Times, Daily Telegraph, Australian Age, etc etc) who tend to go off and do their own research in the hope of turning up something new. We already knew about this issue months before the date pf publication of course. In fact it was mooted as a front-page story, but at the last minute a development in a legal issue involving PM Tony Blair took precedence and the Sai Baba article was moved to Page 3. No matter, open the paper and it all goes BOOM! in your face…How did you like the distractions, Moreno? Sorry I couldn’t take part while I was busy participating in this development…We run the Exposé and the Exposé continues.” (Reference)
Sanjay Dadlani: “WE run the Exposé and the Exposé continues!” (Reference)
Sanjay Dadlani: “And yes, I know all about what has gone on behind the scenes. This is the stuff I am working on while you idiots are arguing endlessly over who’s a bigger pervert than who when the biggest pervert of all (Sai Baba) has just been exposed today (Saturday 4th November 2006) in a very nice Page 3 spread in a highbrow British newspaper like The Guardian. Of course, I already know which page it’s on even though I don’t have it yet. In a few hours I’ll go out and purchase a hard copy. :-)” (Reference)
Perhaps the reason why Kevin Shepherd never mentioned Sanjay Dadlani is because Sanjay is a proven pervert and defamer of others. Anti-Sai Activists (including Shepherd’s friend and co-conspirator Robert Priddy) see absolutely nothing wrong with Sanjay Dadlani’s homosexual-fantasizing slurs, Jesus Sex Fetish and Boot Sex Fetish. Although Sanjay went around secretly stalking innocent women (calling them “bitches” and “sluts”, saying “they want it”, calling Mothers “MILFs”, photographing females and teenagers up their dresses and under tables and publishing these photos on his streetbitches blog), Anti-Sai Activists and Robert Priddy are right there holding hands with Sanjay Dadlani, promoting and endorsing him on their Anti-Sai blogs and websites.
Sanjay even posted on the QuickTopic Forum (using multiple fake names, including female names) and made disgusting comments under the name “Marquis de Sade”, even duplicating a post about a Priest ejaculating on the face of a little girl, as related by her brother. Sanjay even posted under the name “kick his head in” and said that someone should murder Sathya Sai Baba (of course, this is the same guy who rejoiced when a Sai Baba temple was bombed).
These are the type of people that Anti-Sai Activists utilize to further their smear and hate campaigns against Sai Baba. Don’t expect Kevin R.D. Shepherd (a staunch moralist and purist) to mention these facts.
Although Kevin Shepherd correctly cited The Guardian when it accurately reported that Sathya Sai Baba has never been charged with any crime, he attempted to whitewash the issue by claiming without proof that there is uncritical “support for the guru in India, where socially prominent devotees staunchly uphold his claims to divine status”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Once again, alleged victims have never attempted to file a basic police complaint against Sathya Sai Baba in India, let alone a court case. Therefore, the fact that Sathya Sai Baba has never been charged with any crime is the direct result of the apathy and non-credibility of alleged victims (who refused the offer of free “world-class legal resources” to bring Sathya Sai Baba to justice).
In The Guardian article, Paul Lewis (despite researching the subject for six months) gave an incorrect age for Sathya Sai Baba and misrepresented the former US State Department warning in the exact manner as Kevin Shepherd and Anti-Sai Activists have done. See Kevin Shepherd And The US State Department.